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Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certification

We asked 5,171 job seekers about their Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certification. This is what they told us:

  • 50% of job seekers said "help my career progression" was the biggest reason for earning their Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certification
  • 54% said earning their Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certification helped them make more money
  • 70% said earning their Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certification helped them get a job
  • 94% said they would recommend a family member or friend earn their Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certification

What are people saying about getting a Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certification?

Did this certification help you make more money?

Based on 5,165 responses

54% said earning their Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certification helped them make more money

Did this certification help you get a job?

Based on 5,165 responses

70% said earning their Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certification helped them get a job

Would you recommend this certification?

Based on 5,164 responses

94% said they would recommend a family member or friend earn their Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certification

Why did you decide to earn your Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certification?

Based on 5,171 responses

Required for my current job

27%

Make more money

13%

Changing careers

27%

Get an edge over other candidates

11%

Help my career progression

50%

Other

26%

What was your job title after earning this certification?

Based on 4,131 responses

Emergency Medical Technician View jobs

32%

Emt-basic View jobs

27%

Paramedic View jobs

5%

Combat Medic View jobs

4%

Firefighter/Emt View jobs

3%

What do people wish they knew before earning their Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certification?

3,847 people answered

“This certificate can be earned during high school.”

Nov. 29, 2019

“Nearly half of all applicants fail the national registry.”

Nov. 29, 2019

“How hard the job can be emotionally.”

Nov. 29, 2019

“That it paid more to be on an ambulance!”

Nov. 29, 2019

“The lack of pay behind it but the EMS field is about helping others and not about pay.”

Nov. 28, 2019

What advice would you give to someone interested in earning their Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certification?

4,198 people answered

“Study hard and be outgoing during clinical time.”

Nov. 29, 2019

“Not to do it if they can't handle death and loss.”

Nov. 29, 2019

“Be willing to go on to becoming a paramedic.”

Nov. 29, 2019

“It’s hard work with little pay but worth it if you are not in it for the money.”

Nov. 28, 2019

“Do it! It is worth knowing how to save lives and work under pressure regardless of whether you want to be working in the medical field for the long term.”

Nov. 28, 2019

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